Rocks and Meteorites


In this chapter the main definitions, classification and properties of rocks and meteorites are detailed and explained. Tables listing the physical, mechanical and thermal properties of common rocks used in buildings and construction are also included.


Volcanic Rock Sedimentary Rock Metamorphic Rock Igneous Rock Ultramafic Rock 
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Further Reading

  1. Anderson, D.L. (1989) Theory of the Earth. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Boston.Google Scholar
  2. Carzzi, A. (1953) Pétrographie des Roches Sédimentaires F. Rouge, Lausanne.Google Scholar
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